Rendezvous in July
Rendezvous in July (1949)

In this film, teen-aged Lucien aspires to become a filmmaker and to that end organizes his friends into a film unit. The young cineasts hope to make a journey into Africa to film an uncompromisingly realistic documentary. Amusingly, Lucien… More

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: December 22, 1998
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Time Out

Allowing that the film's milieu and range of situations had not yet become hackneyed, Becker's characters are still very thin (the dreamer, the schemer, the cheeky comic relief), the tone rather uncertain.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Jacques Becker was one of the best French directors to emerge after the occupation, combining the elevated realism of Jean Renoir (for whom he'd worked as an assistant) with a flair for black comedy and caricature.

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Film4

An interseting portrait of the period, it provides refreshing roles for a number of newcomers.

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